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Prison officials softening terms used to label inmates

The Washington Department of Corrections is changing the language it uses to describe Washington’s nearly 19,000 people behind bars.


U.S. payrolls rise by 161,000 in October as wages accelerate

U.S. jobs continued to rise at a steady pace in October and wage gains accelerated, signs that the labor market and economy made steady progress at the start of the …


Fox News host Megyn Kelly says Roger Ailes offered career boosts for ‘sexual favors’

We knew that Megyn Kelly, the star anchor at Fox News, has alleged that now-ousted Fox News chief Roger Ailes sexually harassed her about a decade ago, before she became …


Melania Trump vows to take on cyberbullying as first lady

Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Thursday, pledging to focus on combating online bullying and serve as an advocate for women and children …


26 civilians, 2 US troops dead after Afghan raid on Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan – U.S. and Afghan forces came under fire on Thursday while targeting senior Taliban commanders during a joint operation in northern Kunduz province, calling in airstrikes during an …


Pipeline protesters demonstrate through Facebook check-ins

By now, depending on your Facebook filter bubble, you’ve probably seen it: a Facebook friend “checking in” to Standing Rock, North Dakota, and then a separate post explaining the clever …


Clinton says FBI has “no case” on email investigation

Donald Trump intensified his attacks on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server on Monday, as she tried to move past the discovery of new emails and shift the election …


Michael Baumgartner, Jack Thompson call on WSU officials to reinstate player Robert Barber and review student-conduct process

A state senator and one of the most decorated quarterbacks in Washington State University history are urging WSU’s president and regents to intervene in the case of


Monday is last day to register to vote in Washington

Monday, October 31, is the last day to register to vote in Washington state for next Tuesday’s election.


Clinton pushes back against ‘unprecedented’ new FBI review

Hillary Clinton lashed out Saturday at the FBI’s handling of a new email review, leading a chorus of Democratic leaders who declared the bureau’s actions just days before the election …


Russia harshly rebuked, voted off U.N. Human Rights Council

The General Assembly voted Russia off the U.N. Human Rights Council on Friday, a stunning rebuke to the country which is increasingly being accused of war crimes over its actions …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 28, 2016

Computer seized in Weiner investigation prompts FBI to take new steps in Clinton email inquiry

Newly discovered emails found on a computer seized during an investigation of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner have prompted the FBI to make new inquiries related to Hillary Clinton’s private …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 28, 2016

Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock

Protesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they …


Over half of Washington homes most at risk of wildfire are in Spokane area, report says

Over 18,000 single-family homes in the Spokane-Spokane Valley area are at high risk of damage from wildfire, with more than half of those rated at extreme risk. It would cost …


‘Viva La Nina!’ Snowstorms expected to blitz Spokane region this winter

Weather experts are seeing a likelihood that the Inland Northwest will get more snow than it has in the past two winters


Oregon surfer punched shark in gills to survive

Joseph Tanner, who grew up in Coeur d’Alene and graduated from Lake City High School, was resting his arms on his surf board, his lower body dangling in the water, …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 26, 2016

Missing Coeur d’Alene man found dead near Hayden Creek

Officials confirmed Wednesday that the body found near Hayden Creek on Tuesday is Coeur d’Alene father and X-ray technician William “Bo” Kirk.


Washington health insurance premiums have smaller increases than plans in Idaho or through federal exchange

Health insurance premiums through Washington’s state exchange see smaller average increase than in Idaho or through the federal exchange.


Q&A: New sign-up season; new woes for Obama health law

President Barack Obama is leaving the White House in a few months, but the troubles of his namesake health care law continue to make headlines. With premiums rising by double …


Gates Foundation gives University of Washington $210 million

The University of Washington is getting $210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help build a new facility to advance efforts to improve the health and well-being …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 25, 2016

Spokane Tribe, others call for better federal consultation on oil pipeline

American Indian tribes in Washington state, including the Spokane Tribe, are asking President Barack Obama to overhaul the way the federal government consults with tribes on infrastructure projects.


AT&T’s Time Warner deal looks like bad news for Verizon

AT&T’s $85.4 billion megadeal to acquire Time Warner is an unprecedented bid to diversify the telecom giant as network operators nationwide scramble to marry their communications pipes with exclusive content.


Trump team says ‘we are behind’ but can still win the race

Donald Trump’s campaign bluntly acknowledged Sunday that the real estate mogul is trailing Hillary Clinton as the presidential race hurtles toward a close, but insisted he still has a viable …


Jay Inslee, Bill Bryant vying to lead on education in Washington governor’s race

For decades, Democrats and Republicans have run for governor in Washington promising to be “the education governor.” This year is no different. If anything, there are times when the gubernatorial …


Clinton campaign ponders ‘what if’ Trump doesn’t concede

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is increasingly preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump may never concede the presidential election should she win, a development that could enormously complicate the crucial early …


Islamic State sets sulfur mine ablaze as U.S. and Iraqi troops near Mosul

A fire set by Islamic State militants at a sulfur mine near the city of Mosul in recent days sent plumes of noxious gases over the battlefield, sickening hundreds of …


After its acquisition of DirecTV, AT&T looks at Time Warner merger

After its acquisition of satellite television service DirecTV, telephone giant AT&T Inc. might be setting its sights on an even bigger prize, Time Warner Inc.


Turkish jets strike Syrian Kurdish militia targets

Turkey’s state-run news agency says Turkish jets have struck 18 Syrian Kurdish militia targets north of the Syrian city of the embattled city of Aleppo, killing as many as 200.


Governor debate: Inslee and Bryant spar in 3rd contest

Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Bill Bryant clashed over the death penalty, Hanford lawsuits and their visions of the state in their third debate on Wednesday.


Debate fact check: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both struggled in the final presidential debate to explain comments from their past. A look at some of the claims from the debate: